The MV Sea Spirit is a spacious liveaboard vessel that offers comfortable accommodation together with the high standard of service that people have come to expect of Maldives Scuba Tours Ltd.
Sea Spirit offers an exciting and varied schedule of departures encompassing the very best of Maldives Diving. There are huge advantages to diving on a boat that takes only a small number of passengers - it is so much less intrusive to marine life when twelve divers jump into the water rather than twenty five, so you as a diver will have a much better opportunity to come close up to those elusive species you have been hoping to see. Of course, add to that the more personal service and attention to detail both on board and in the water, and you have an ideal liveaboard experience.
The Sea Spirit is managed by two highly professional Cruise Directors who are fully qualified Dive Instructors and have many years of liveaboard experience behind them. They guide and coordinate the dive planning and ensure that the standards of your holiday are maintained in every way. They are supported by a superb crew led by Captain Mohamed. A good crew and experienced dive team are essential for the successful operation of a liveaboard. With many years experience in the Maldives, our team is able to consistently deliver a high standard of service safety and care.
Sea Spirit offers comfortable accommodation for 12 guests in six large and airy air-conditioned cabins; two double berth and four double/twin berth. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water shower.
On the main deck there is a comfortable saloon which has seating and table areas for dining and relaxation. The saloon is equipped with a TV/DVD player with multi-system home theatre surround sound. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts there are plenty of recharging points and edit playback facilities. We have a DVD library for guests use, including a good selection of documentaries. There is also a library of marine identification books and a swap library for some light reading! For photographers, the saloon has ample storage for cameras and recharging points. The MV Sea Spirit is fully licensed to sell alcohol and the bar in the saloon is stocked with beer, wine and spirits. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are freely available throughout the day.
The foredeck of Sea Spirit is partially shaded and offers an ideal place for guests to relax between dives. Meals are generally served at a table outside to the aft of the boat so that guests can enjoy the wonderful beauty of the Maldives. There are steps from the rear deck that lead up to the sundeck - a great place to watch the sun setting. On the aft deck there is a swim platform with ladder giving easy access to the water. There are also fresh water showers and camera rinse buckets.
There is a 24 hour supply of 220 volt AC electricity on board and an emergency 12 volt DC lighting circuit. Power is supplied by two soundproofed generators. 110V convertors are available. MV Sea Spirit is equipped with a water maker with a capacity for producing three tonnes of water per day. There is plenty of hot and cold water for use throughout the day and night.
The joy of the Sea Spirit is the wonderful open foredeck table. In good weather we are able to enjoy lunch and dinner outside with wonderful views of the archipelago. It is a very sociable experience enjoyed by all.
Our boats are well-known for the excellent quality of food served on board. There is a good variety of both local and European dishes. If guests are vegetarian or have special dietary needs, we will, of course, do our best to cater for them. Breakfast and lunch are normally served buffet style and dinner is generally served seated around the large table on the foredeck.
To dive safely and to reach the best dive points in and around the narrow channels and shallow reefs, you need a special type of boat adapted to these local conditions.
Our Dive Support vessel, "Numath" is 14m (45ft) long and comfortably seats 12 divers each with their own storage bin. Equipment is assembled and remains in place on the dive boat making this really easy comfortable diving. Cylinders are filled by the two onboard K14 compressors and nitrox is available on request. The sides of the vessel are low and only a simple step-in entry is needed for diving.
At the end of the dive, it's easy to pull yourself up the stable stainless steel ladder back onboard the dive support boat. Crew are attentive at all times helping with equipment and precious camera gear.
- 90hp Perkins M92
- 12v DC supply
- Safety Features
- Lifejackets, Throw rings, grab ropes, oxygen, first aid kit, safety flags for all divers, VHF, mobile phone, CB radio
- Navigational Aids
- Map GPS, Fish Finder, Echo sounder
- Water Access
- Six exits to the water for step-in entry
- 2 X Bauer K14 (640lt per minute @ 230 bar) / 20 X 12lt Aluminium and 6 X 15lt steel
- Technical Diving
- Partial pressure Nitrox blending system, Rebreather support
- Dive Equipment
- Full Dive sets available for hire - + reef hooks, dive flags, dive computers
PADI Dive Courses
Our extremely experienced dive staff are able to offer a range of PADI courses including Advanced Diver and Nitrox diver. We do need advanced notice if you would like to dive with Nitrox or take one of our PADI courses so please let the sales staff know when booking your holiday
Monogrammed sweatshirts, T-shirts and baseball caps can be purchased on board together with a selection of fish identification and marine biology books and our own guide to Maldivian dive sites. We have designed our own reef hooks which are available for sale on board and your Cruise Directors will make a trip DVD which will be available for purchase at the end of your holiday.
- Morning tea, coffee and biscuits
- First dive
- Second dive
- Third dive
Sea Spirit typically runs 7nt or 12nt safaris, with the occasional 10nt sailings scheduled at certain times of the year.
We have no fixed itinerary for each sailing and will use our twenty two years of experience to travel through the atolls to find the best possible dive sites according to the weather and the prevailing seasons.Check out our Cruising Areas section to get an idea of where we go and take a look at our schedules page for sailing dates and prices.